Someone truly said that mother is the only person in your life who carries you nine months in her belly, three years in her arms and forever in her heart. So if your mother is living then be sure to make her day special and at least make a call and if not then watch out for some elderly person,may be one who is alone and living alone and make her day happiest that way we always respect our angel who gives us life to enjoy everything in this world.
God could not be everywhere so therefore he made mothers as motherhood means all love begins and ends there so as the mother is the name of God in the lips and heart of little children. We all remember mother’s prayer and they have followed us everywhere, and it is rightly said that when a child is born the mother is born again with him to teach and guide him the next step of life.
Few Mother’s Day Quotes to share in the respect of MotherGod could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
Mothers are everything for us when we are small and so as our lives revolve around her. For everything that we need we call mother at that same moment, to protect us from all perceivable dangers and always we want her around us to pamper and shower her love on our innocent face, To take us out we hold her arms. To kiss away our wounds, we run to her. And for a warm hug and love we look for her. She is the focal point of our lives, the greatest human being in the world or should we say divinity on earth. On the special occasion of Mothers Day pay tribute to your mother – the greatest blessing of God on you and ask them who have only memories with them,
Mothers Day is the perfect day to celebrate the joys of having a mother. It is the time to make confession for not being able to spend quality time with her. So turn your wrongs right by making all efforts to give a perfect Mother’s Day to your mother. Think about her likes and dislikes about gifts and idea on celebration and act accordingly. Strive to make Mothers Day hassle free for your mother and take the responsibilities on yourself for a day. Pamper her a little on this special day of hers just as she pampers you all the year round. Give her a warm hug and a big kiss as you wish her a Happy Mother’s Day!, Take her out to her favorite place if you are financially independent and believe me this make her day and in return you will get a shower of love and blessings as according to me if you are doing something for your mother then its many things for God.
So what is mother’s day all about and where it originates and who make this decision that today world celebrates it with all respect and honor for mothers as it’s a long story and today I will explain you with all facts and records from my side? Please read that article till the end so that if someone ask you about that festival then you have every answer ready in your kitty.
Mother’s Day History
This is very interesting topic that you should read properly and imagine that the origin of Mother’s Day is total goes back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans and the roots of Mother’s Day history can also be traced in the UK where a Mothering Sunday was celebrated much before the festival saw the light of the day in New world. However, the celebration of the festival as it is seen today is a recent phenomenon and not even a hundred years old. Kudos to the noble work of the pioneering women of history, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis that the day came into existence in our life, and we celebrate it today with all our respect to our mother.
Today the festival of Mothers day is celebrated across 46 countries (as per records) with all on different dates and is a hugely popular affair of today’s life. Millions of people across the globe take the day as an opportunity to honor their mothers; we appreciated them for their efforts in giving us the most important thing as life, raising us and being our constant support and well wisher throughout our life with a sole purpose that every child enjoys the childhood.
The earliest history of Mothers Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. The Greeks used the occasion to honor Rhea, wife of Crones and the mother of many deities of Greek mythology.
Ancient Romans, too, celebrated a spring festival, called Hillarie dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess. It may be noted that ceremonies in honor of Cybele began some 250 years before Christ was born. The celebration made on the Ides of March by making offerings in the temple of Cybele lasted for three days and included parades, games, and masquerades. The celebrations were notorious enough that followers of Cybele were banished from Rome.
Early Christians celebrated a Mother’s Day of sorts during the festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent in honor of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ. In England, the holiday was expanded to include all mothers. It was then called Mothering Sunday.
The more recent history of Mothers Day dates back to 1600s in England. Here a Mothering Sunday has celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter) to honor mothers. After a prayer service in church to honor Virgin Mary, children brought gifts and flowers to pay tribute to their mothers.
On the occasion, servants, apprentices and other employees staying away from their homes were encouraged by their employers to visit their mothers and honor them. Traditionally children brought with them gifts and a special fruit cake or fruit-filled pastry called a simnel. Yugoslavs and people in other nations have observed similar days.
The custom of celebrating Mothering Sunday died out almost completely by the 19th century. However, the day came to be celebrated again after World War II, when American servicemen brought the custom and commercial enterprises used it as an occasion for sales.
The idea of official celebration of Mothers day in the US was first suggested by Julia Ward Howe in 1872. An activist, writer and poet Julia shot to fame with her famous Civil War song, “Battle Hymn of the Republic”. Julia Ward Howe suggested that June 2 be annually celebrated as Mothers Day and should be dedicated to peace. She wrote a passionate appeal to women and urged them to rise against war in her famous Mothers Day Proclamation, written in Boston in 1870. She also initiated a Mothers’ Peace Day observance on the second Sunday in June in Boston and held the meeting for some years. Julia tirelessly championed the cause of official celebration of Mothers Day and declaration of official holiday on the day. Her idea spread but was later replaced by the Mother’s Day holiday now celebrated in May.
Anna Jarvis is recognized as the Founder of Mothers Day in the US. Though Anna Jarvis never married and never had kids, she is also known as the Mother of Mothers Day, an apt title for the lady who worked hard to bestow honor on all mothers.
Anna Jarvis got the inspiration of celebrating Mothers Day from her own mother Mrs. Anna Marie Reeves Jarvis in her childhood. An activist and social worker, Mrs. Jarvis used to express her desire that someday someone must honor all mothers, living and dead, and pay tribute to the contributions made by them.
A loving daughter, Anna never forgot her mother’s word, and when her mother died in 1905, she resolved to fulfill her mother’s desire of having a mother’s day. Growing negligent attitude of adult Americans towards their mothers and a desire to honor her mother’s soared her ambitions.
To begin with Anna, send Carnations in the church service in Grafton, West Virginia to honor her mother. Carnations were her mother’s favorite flower and Anna felt that they symbolized a mother’s pure love. Later Anna along with her supporters wrote letters to people in positions of power lobbying for the official declaration of Mothers Day holiday. The hard work paid off. By 1911, Mother’s Day was celebrated in almost every state in the Union and on May 8, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
Today Mothers Day is celebrated in several countries including US, UK, India, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Mexico, Canada, China, Japan, and Belgium. People take the day as an opportunity to pay tribute to their mothers and thank them for all their love and support. The day has become hugely popular and in several countries phone lines witness maximum traffic. There is also a tradition of gifting flowers, cards, and others gift to mothers on the Mothers Day. The festival has become commercialized to a great extent. Florists, card manufacturers, and gift sellers see huge business potential in the day and make good money through a rigorous advertising campaign.
It is unfortunate to note that Ms. Anna Jarvis, who devoted her life for the declaration of Mothers Day holiday, was deeply hurt to note the huge commercialization of the day.